Ft. Bend Co. teen's family seeks more than $1M in airbag death

RICHMOND, TX (KTRK) -- The family of a 17-year-old girl killed by faulty airbags has filed a lawsuit over her death.

Huma Hanif died on March 31 when the airbag in her Honda civic exploded following a crash in Fort Bend County.

Shrapnel from the detonator hit her neck, killing her.

She's the 10th person killed in the United States by the Takata-made airbags. Attorneys are suing Takata, Honda and the dealership where Hanif's family purchased their car for damages in excess of one million dollars.

See the lawsuit here

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American Honda continues to urge owners of Honda and Acura vehicles affected by the Takata airbag inflator recalls to get their vehicles repaired at authorized dealers as soon as possible. Vehicle owners can check their vehicles' recall status at www.recalls.honda.com for Honda owners or www.recalls.acura.com for Acura owners or by calling their authorized dealer.

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